Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region. The leaves of the plant are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Lemon Balm has been traditionally used to help relieve stress and anxiety and to help improve sleep, it is believed to have calming properties. It is also traditionally used to help reduce symptoms of headaches and migraines, it is believed to have analgesic properties. Lemon Balm is also traditionally used to help improve digestion and to help reduce symptoms of bloating and gas, it is believed to have carminative properties. It is also believed to have antiviral properties and may help to protect against cold sores and herpes.